Governors

Together we are committed to ensuring that Dunster First School offers a high standard of education. Alongside this, we fully support the school’s aims including the promotion of the spiritual, moral, emotional and physical development of children during their time at this school.

How do we do this? In partnership with the headteacher, we play a strategic role in managing the school, seeking always to be a ‘critical friend’. This means we meet, as a full governing body, with the headteacher, at least once a term, and similarly, within our sub-committees (see below), we analyse data, have regular meetings with subject co-ordinators, we make regular visits to school and are increasingly involved with lesson observations and monitoring.

We also seek the views of you, the parents and carers (through the end-of-year Parent Survey) as well as the pupil’s and staff to help further inform the school’s self-evaluation and subsequent development plan. We attend a number of training sessions to further our knowledge and understanding of best practise.

In order to carry out our responsibilities effectively, we have formed 3 sub-committees;

  • Curriculum
  • Finance, Appraisal & Pay
  • Premises, Health & Safety

We hope that this has been of interest to read and should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact one of us, details for which can be provided via the school office.

Board of Governors
                  Attendance Record (previous academic year)
Name Date of Appointment Term of Office Date Stepped Down Type Appointed By Business Interests Relationship With Staff/Governors Committee BoG Committee
Mr Andre Baker 2002 01.09.14-31.08.18 04.07.16 Co-Opted Board of Governors NIL None Premises 60% 100%
Mrs Susie Buck 2009 01.09.14-31.08.18   Co-Opted Board of Governors NIL None Premises 80% 66%
Miss Louise Collins 2007 16.05.15-15.05.19   Staff Teaching Staff NIL None Curriculum (Chair) 80% 100%
Mr Viv Hole 2008 25.10.12-24.10.16 04.07.16 Parent Parent election NIL None Premises 80% 100%
Mr Peter Hoyland       Headteacher   NIL None Premises 100% 100%
Mrs Helen Jenkinson 2016 26.09.16-25.09.20   Parent Board of Governors NIL None Curriculum N/A N/A
Mrs Anne Leworthy 2014 13.10.14-12.10.18   Co-opted Board of Governors NIL None Curriculum 80% 66%
Mrs Jo Luty 2009 01.09.14-31.08.18   Co-opted Board of Governors NIL None Finance 80% 100%
Mr Steve Murray 2015 13.07.15-12.07.19   LA Local Authority NIL None Premises (Chair) 40% 33%
Mrs Carys Newell 2016 14.09.16-13.09.20   Parent Parent election NIL None Curriculum N/A N/A
Mrs Kerry Noble 2014 07.09.16-06.09.20   Co-opted Board of Governors NIL None Finance 100% 100%
Mr Sean Phillips 2008 29.10.12-28.10.16 04.07.16 Parent Parent election NIL None Finance 60% 33%
Mrs Sarah Stanbury (BoG Chair) 2012 12.10.16-11.10.20   Parent Parent election NIL None Finance (Chair) 100% 100%
Mrs Hannah Webber 2010 01.09.14-31.08.18   Co-opted Board of Governors NIL None Premises 100% 66%
Mrs Liz Wheatley 2016 07.11.16-06.11.20   Parent Board of Governors NIL None Curriculum N/A N/A
                     
Miss Kate McEntee   N/A   Clerk to Governors N/A NIL None N/A N/A N/A

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